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Silicon Valley Reads

Silicon Valley Reads is a community engagement program that features books and an annual theme to bring people together by providing more than 100 free, public events each year in February and March. Events for all ages include author talks, book clubs, art/music events, community activities, arts and crafts, movies, and creative events or activities based on the theme each year. 

Silicon Valley Reads is back in 2024 with a renewed commitment to foster collaboration and create awareness around the importance of sustainability. Our theme is "A Greener Tomorrow Starts Today". To ensure a thriving world for future generations, we're committed to fostering meaningful conversations and offering practical ideas for individuals to take action towards sustainability.

Visit our Calendar of Events page to sign up for free programs for all ages from now throughout March.

If you missed our kickoff event, we have posted this outstanding panel discussion. The panel includes the authors of One Green Thing, Heather White and The Light Pirate, Lily Brooks-Dalton along with contributors to All We Can Save: Alexandria Villasenor and Favianna Rodriguez. Damian Trujillo from NBC news moderates the conversation.

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2024 Books

We have carefully selected three books that encapsulate the spirit of our theme and encourage meaningful community conversations:


Featured Books for Adults


All We Can Save

Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward. All We Can Save shows the expertise and insights of dozens of diverse women leading on climate in the United States--scientists, journalists, farmers, lawyers, teachers, activists, innovators, wonks, and designers, across generations, geographies, and race--and aims to advance a more representative, nuanced, and solution-oriented public conversation on the climate crisis.

One Green Thing

Climate issues and the resulting eco-anxiety is the biggest challenge of our time. The anxiety that comes with worrying about how environmental harm will impact our—and our children’s—lives can be overwhelming. Learn how to balance practicing daily sustainability actions while caring for your own eco-anxiety in this revolutionary book from noted environmentalist Heather White. In  One Green Thing , White shows you how to contribute to the climate movement through self-discovery and self-care.

The Light Pirate

Set in a world where Florida faces the relentless onslaught of extreme weather and rising sea levels, "The Light Pirate" is the story of a small coastal town preparing for a powerful hurricane. Divided into four parts—power, water, light, and time—this GMA Book Club pick novel mirrors the rhythms of the elements and the gradual transformation of the world as we know it. It serves as a contemplation of changes that challenge our comfort zones and a reminder of the untamed beauty and strength of nature.

Featured Companion Books for Teens/Children

Recommended Reading

Silicon Valley Reads is pleased to provide a curated list of recommended reading that explore various facets of the complex topic of sustainability and climate change.

Thanks to our Donors!

Silicon Valley Reads relies on the generous donations of our community partners and donors to run over 100 free events each year.  For more information on donating, please visit the Donor Information page. Thank you for financially supporting Silicon Valley Reads programs! 

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